It will be old-time hockey Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, as former Flyers and Rangers skate in the Winter Classic alumni game.
The dasher boards are up and extra seats have been installed, as Citizens Bank Park gets ready to host hockey’s “Winter Classic” on January 2nd.
Coming off Monday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche in Colorado, the Flyers were in Texas to skate against the Dallas Stars.
This is an intriguing matchup, with Neumann a Division III power and Penn State in the midst of making the transition up from the ACHA to Division I.
The Flyers are in the midst of an extended break before they return to game action on Friday night, when they will visit the Anaheim Ducks.
In their first meeting, the Flyers lost to the Jets 9-8. On Saturday, Bryan Little scored twice early in the first period to help Winnipeg beat Philadelphia 6-4.
An interesting storyline will be Flyers’ goalie Ilya Bryzgalov facing his old team, the Coyotes.
Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr scored during a five-goal first period, helping the Philadelphia Flyers rout the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-2 on Saturday night
The Orange and Black haven’t played since Saturday night, when they beat Carolina, 5-1.
The Flyers have dropped three of four, but they still sit at 5-3-1 overall and in second place in the Atlantic Division.
Flyers’ coach Peter Laviolette called in to KYW Newsradio on Tuesday morning and talked about seeing his captain go down.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sarah Baicker, who covers the Flyers for CSNPhilly.com, about the matchup and the Flyers 4-2-1 start.
The NHL’s Winter Classic is expected to be in Philadelphia in 2012, and Flyers fans are all for it.
Penn State continues preparations for its ice hockey program to transition from the club level to Division I in 2012. The latest move was the hiring of Guy Gadowsky as the men’s head coach.
Philadelpha mayor Michael Nutter hopes he isn’t shuffling off to Buffalo — because of his bet with the mayor of that city over the Flyers-Sabres playoff.